Founded in 1954, the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is devoted to the science and technology of astronautics. The journal presents significant new results, important insights and state of the art surveys in all areas of astrodynamics, celestial mechanics, atmospheric flight mechanics, navigation and guidance, and space-related sciences. Coverage includes such topics as attitude dynamics, orbit determination, trajectory optimization, space mission analysis, numerical methods, maneuvering flight vehicles, dynamics and control of large flexible space structures and space science related to new astronautical systems and their applications.

  • Offers the latest research results in the science and technology of space flight
  • Covers attitude dynamics, orbit determination, trajectory optimization, space mission analysis, numerical methods, maneuvering flight vehicles and more
  • The official journal of the American Astronautical Society

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  • Maruthi Akella
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1.657 (2018)
Impact factor
1.690 (2018)
Five year impact factor
213 days
Submission to first decision
298 days
Submission to acceptance
10,849 (2018)
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    • Kenta Oshima
    • Ryu Funase
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